Les Bains Paris
What We Love
- The Les Bains boutique across the street, a concept store selling fabulous French products like La Planche à Roulettes skateboards and Aedle headphones
- Generously sized bath products from Le Labo, a cult brand from New York
- The building’s storied history: Bowie, Warhol, and Jagger partied here when it was a nightclub, as did Marcel Proust when it was a private bathhouse in the 19th century
What To Know
- Ask for a room with a balcony; not all have one
- Party animals, take heart: breakfast is served until 3 p.m. and dinner until midnight
- There’s still a nightclub and swimming pool, just like in the old days, but they’re much smaller and located in the basement
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the heart of Le Marais, this legendary former nightclub was reborn as a boutique hotel thanks to the work of architect Vincent Bastie and of-the-moment designers Tristan Auer and Denis Montel. The space’s rock-n-roll legacy lives on in the red lacquer pillars, the distressed leather sofas, and the Philippe Starck-designed mosaic dance floor, while the stained glass windows of the Salon Chinois and curved, bulbous ceiling of the bar recall the years when it was a playground for bohemians. Today, the 39 rooms are almost unbearably chic, with rust-colored velvet sofas inspired by Warhol, plenty of shelves (stocked with the occasional Joy Division record), and robin’s egg blue telephones. Bathrooms all have heated floors—welcome during those chilly Paris winters—while the upper suites feature private steam rooms and terraces with outdoor showers. No less now than in the 1980s (or 1880s), this is a spot to see and be seen, so it’s fitting that the bar, restaurant, and club all still draw a fashionable crowd.
In the Area
Les Bains is just one in a clutch of glorious 17th-century buildings on a romantic street in one of Paris’s most aristocratic old districts where many of the most popular sights are a short walk away: the ancient and beautiful public square Place des Vosges, the Temple du Marais church, and the Place de la Bastille, where the prison once stood. The hotel has its own art collection, but it’s also close to some of the city’s best museums, most notably the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Picasso. Le Marais was the city’s Jewish quarter, so head to the Rue de Rosiers for some authentic Jewish food, and then to the Rue Vieille du Temple, chockablock with trendy cocktail bars and gay clubs. The nearest subway stop, Étienne Marcel, is a three-minute walk away.
How to Get There
Had a lovely 3 night weekend stay at Les Bains . Loved the size of room- big for Paris. We had a charming superior room with a balcony. We also like the heated floor in the bathroom. . Supplies were replenished twice a day and housekeeping did a great job and the room was very clean. Location is great - you can walk everywhere and the neighborhood has many cafes and restaurants.The front desk and concierge, well as the the rest of the staff were amazing, so friendly, helpful, professional and right there for any question or service. They were a highlight of our stay! Lots of communication before our stay by email and they helped us with a special request before we arrived. The only thing that wasn't perfect for us was the lighting in the room, just know that it very dim lighting (not easy on older eyes.. we were there for our 50th anniversary), even though there are small lights everywhere. But we loved everything else and highly Recommend...
Class act hotel, extremely friendly and helpfull staff, beautiful interior. An absolute must visit when in Paris!
The romms are full of nice little details and surprises. I asked for a room with a terrace and the staff gave me the room with the biggest terrace, without extra cost. Class act!
The hotel is very special- the room was beautiful, the staff are very helpful and the pool area is a wonderful retreat after a busy day! I hope to return soon - the location is ideal for walking to all the main sites in Paris. I would definitely recommend Les Bains looking for a luxury break in a well serviced hotel with great amenities!